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Title: Tasking on Natural Statistics of Infrared Images
Authors: Todd Richard Goodall;Alan Conrad Bovik;Nicholas G. Paulter
subject: TTP|“Halo effect”|NU|NSS|LWIR|hotspot
Year: 2016
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: Natural scene statistics (NSSs) provide powerful, perceptually relevant tools that have been successfully used for image quality analysis of visible light images. Since NSS capture statistical regularities that arise from the physical world, they are relevant to long wave infrared (LWIR) images, which differ from visible light images mainly by the wavelengths captured at the imaging sensors. We show that NSS models of bandpass LWIR images are similar to those of visible light images, but with different parameterizations. Using this difference, we exploit the power of NSS to successfully distinguish between LWIR images and visible light images. In addition, we study distortions unique to LWIR and find directional models useful for detecting the halo effect, simple bandpass models useful for detecting hotspots, and combinations of these models useful for measuring the degree of non-uniformity present in many LWIR images. For local distortion identification and measurement, we also describe a method for generating distortion maps using NSS features. To facilitate our evaluation, we analyze the NSS of LWIR images under pristine and distorted conditions, using four databases, each captured with a different IR camera. Predicting human performance for assessing distortion and quality in LWIR images is critical for task efficacy. We find that NSS features improve human targeting task performance prediction. Furthermore, we conducted a human study on the perceptual quality of noise-and blur-distorted LWIR images and create a new blind image quality predictor for IR images.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/185867
http://localhost/handle/Hannan/599409
ISSN: 1057-7149
1941-0042
volume: 25
issue: 1
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Title: Tasking on Natural Statistics of Infrared Images
Authors: Todd Richard Goodall;Alan Conrad Bovik;Nicholas G. Paulter
subject: TTP|“Halo effect”|NU|NSS|LWIR|hotspot
Year: 2016
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: Natural scene statistics (NSSs) provide powerful, perceptually relevant tools that have been successfully used for image quality analysis of visible light images. Since NSS capture statistical regularities that arise from the physical world, they are relevant to long wave infrared (LWIR) images, which differ from visible light images mainly by the wavelengths captured at the imaging sensors. We show that NSS models of bandpass LWIR images are similar to those of visible light images, but with different parameterizations. Using this difference, we exploit the power of NSS to successfully distinguish between LWIR images and visible light images. In addition, we study distortions unique to LWIR and find directional models useful for detecting the halo effect, simple bandpass models useful for detecting hotspots, and combinations of these models useful for measuring the degree of non-uniformity present in many LWIR images. For local distortion identification and measurement, we also describe a method for generating distortion maps using NSS features. To facilitate our evaluation, we analyze the NSS of LWIR images under pristine and distorted conditions, using four databases, each captured with a different IR camera. Predicting human performance for assessing distortion and quality in LWIR images is critical for task efficacy. We find that NSS features improve human targeting task performance prediction. Furthermore, we conducted a human study on the perceptual quality of noise-and blur-distorted LWIR images and create a new blind image quality predictor for IR images.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/185867
http://localhost/handle/Hannan/599409
ISSN: 1057-7149
1941-0042
volume: 25
issue: 1
Appears in Collections:2016

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Title: Tasking on Natural Statistics of Infrared Images
Authors: Todd Richard Goodall;Alan Conrad Bovik;Nicholas G. Paulter
subject: TTP|“Halo effect”|NU|NSS|LWIR|hotspot
Year: 2016
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: Natural scene statistics (NSSs) provide powerful, perceptually relevant tools that have been successfully used for image quality analysis of visible light images. Since NSS capture statistical regularities that arise from the physical world, they are relevant to long wave infrared (LWIR) images, which differ from visible light images mainly by the wavelengths captured at the imaging sensors. We show that NSS models of bandpass LWIR images are similar to those of visible light images, but with different parameterizations. Using this difference, we exploit the power of NSS to successfully distinguish between LWIR images and visible light images. In addition, we study distortions unique to LWIR and find directional models useful for detecting the halo effect, simple bandpass models useful for detecting hotspots, and combinations of these models useful for measuring the degree of non-uniformity present in many LWIR images. For local distortion identification and measurement, we also describe a method for generating distortion maps using NSS features. To facilitate our evaluation, we analyze the NSS of LWIR images under pristine and distorted conditions, using four databases, each captured with a different IR camera. Predicting human performance for assessing distortion and quality in LWIR images is critical for task efficacy. We find that NSS features improve human targeting task performance prediction. Furthermore, we conducted a human study on the perceptual quality of noise-and blur-distorted LWIR images and create a new blind image quality predictor for IR images.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/185867
http://localhost/handle/Hannan/599409
ISSN: 1057-7149
1941-0042
volume: 25
issue: 1
Appears in Collections:2016

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7312989.pdf5.22 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
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